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David George Kendall

(1918—2007) mathematician and statistician


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(1918–2007; b. Ripon, England; d. Cambridge, England) English mathematical statistician and probabilist. A graduate of Oxford U, Kendall worked during the Second World War for the Ministry of Supply, receiving his statistics training in evening discussions with Anscombe. In 1946 he was elected a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1962 he was appointed Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge U. He was elected FRS in 1964 and was awarded the Society's Sylvester Medal in 1976. He was the President of the LMS in 1972 and President of the BSMSP in 1975. He was awarded the Guy Medal of the RSS in Silver in 1955 and in Gold in 1981.

From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.


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